PLANT. NOMA, Manchester on Wednesday 9 August from 2pm-5.30pm. FREE / Limited capacity
As part of the UK-Korea Cultural Season, a group of Korea’s top craftspeople - Living National Treasures (in waiting), as they are known in their home country, or Masters, are currently visitng Manchester to collaborate with their UK counterparts.
The public face of the collaboration, entitled TREASURE, is a unique event featuring public demonstrations, talks, eating and making with three Korean Master craftspeople at PLANT in NOMA.
The project is organised by leading contemporary arts organisations; Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) and Grizedale Arts (Cumbria), it is anticipated that the craft and design partnership will yield creative community start-ups and deepen cultural understanding between the two countries.
The next phase of the Treasure project will see the UK makers and designers hosted in Korea later this year.